6 Genius Products To Help You Wake Up On Cold Winter Mornings

If you find getting up and out of bed during the summer hard enough, then no doubt you're really struggling right about now.

Once that alarm goes off and you realise that not only is it still dark outside but also that it's cold and raining, any willpower you had to leap out of bed and seize the day totally disappears.


Luckily, the tech world is working on fixing this issue and, as a result, there's a whole bunch of interesting products out there to give you night owls a helping hand in the morning during these super tough winter months.

Click through to see our favourites.

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Considered the lord high priestess of app-based alarm clocks, Alarmy, while effective, will also make you want to chew your own arm off just so you have something to throw at your phone.

Dubbed "the world's most annoying alarm clock" (they're not kidding), Alarmy makes users complete challenges in order to turn off the super irritating sound that rouses them from their sleep like solving a maths problem or taking a picture of a certain place in your house. It may not put you in the best mood, but it will get you out of bed.

Alarmy, free on for both iTunes & Android with optional in-app purchases.
The Barisieur

After an enormously successful Kickstarter campaign (they raised nearly $750,000), this British invention launched last year.

Essentially, it's an alarm clock with a very fancy coffee maker attached, so you can wake up to the smell of freshly brewing coffee and, once you sit up, drink that very tempting freshly brewed coffee. What a dream.
Barisieur Barisieur Black$345.00 Buy
Philips Somneo Sleep and Wake-up Light

Yes, there are a lot of natural wake-up light alarm clocks on the market but this Philips one has taken things to the next level. Not only does it do the whole simulating-a-natural-sunrise wake-up thing, you can also choose a soothing natural backing track to aid your awakening (ocean waves anyone?), or just use your own music.

It also has a sunset simulation to help you get to sleep and a guided breathing exercise to help you relax before bed, or first thing in the morning.
Philips Somneo Sleep and Wake-up Light$189.99 $125.00 Buy
Swan Teasmade

For a vintage version of The Barisieur, look to the Teasmade which, for some reason, stopped being popular around the time your mum was your age.

Essentially it's an alarm clock that makes you a cup of tea. TWO cups of tea in fact. If hot, fresh tea isn't an incentive to sit up in bed, I don't know what is.

Swan Teasmade, £59.99, available at Argos
Swan Swan Teasmade$72.98 Buy
Shake-N-Wake Alarm Clock

If you can't stand alarm noises in the morning and you find it puts you in a bad mood for the rest of the day, try this rather vintage-looking alarm clock which straps to your wrist and vibrates to wake you up.

Shake-N-Wake Alarm Clock, £12.99, available at Tesco Direct
Thumbs Up Thumbs Up UK Shake N Wake Silent Alarm Clock$14.99 $12.23 Buy
Pavlok Shock Clock

This device claims to actually train your brain to wake up earlier. Pavlok (like Pavlov's Dogs) administers an actual shock(!) to users who don't get up when their alarm goes off.

Interestingly, the company claims that Pavlok users almost never actually get shocked because the brain learns when it's meant to wake up very quickly.
Pavlok Pavlok + Shock Clock$199.00 Buy
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